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Work experience

Nov 2006Present

Agricultural Research Assistant

New Mexico State University

Conduct research for project manager covering hydrology modeling, GIS, and remote sensing applications.  Use GIS and remote sensing analysis for input and output parameters of hydrology models.  Assisted in the development of a micro-climate model used for semi-arid environments.  Create monthly precipitation maps for the state of New Mexico.  Work with local and state agencies for data collection, communicate regularly with coworkers within the department and outside of the department.  Write instruction manuals, provide technical writing for potential published work, present current work at conferences, work individually and in a team setting, use multiple software packages to assist the department with a multitude of issues, and meet deadlines on time.  


Aug 2009Dec 2011

Master of Applied Geography

New Mexico State University

Received my master's while working as full-time staff at New Mexico State University.  I also minored in Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T). 

Aug 2003May 2006

Bachelor of Science

Mississippi State University

Received my bachelor's of science in May of 2006.  My degree is in Geosciences with an emphasis in Operational Meteorology. 


Remote Sensing Analysis (Satellite Image Interpretation)
Digitize, rectify, and mosaic imagery Perform various remote sensing analyses (Land Classifications, change detection, Land Surface temperature retrieval, Spectral profile extraction, etc.)  Micro-climate modeling ( Derive LST, Albedo, NDVI) Using LiDAR to create DEMs for hydrological models Various file formats (TIFF/GeoTIFF, .shp, .bil, .img, MrSid, etc) Various Imagery (Landsat TM & ETM+, ASTER, AVHRR, DOQQ, etc)    
Geographic Information Systems
Mapping and data analysis tasks including producing graphic and tabular data Generate and maintain geodatabase layers and associated attribute information including ArcSDE geodatabases and SQL expression Digitize geographic data and input non-geographic data Collect, edit, operate, maintain, analyze, distribute and plot GIS/GPS data Use GIS program packages (Arc/Info, ArcView), to input, edit prepare and produce various maps,     related geographic database information and other GIS tools and products   Develop geographic database structures, tables, forms and reports Respond to user requests for standard or custom maps, charts, graphs, GIS analysis, GIS projects and related information Participate as needed, in meetings with Technology Services and client staff to fully understand       expected project outcomes Work cooperatively with other GIS Technicians and/or Project Managers to complete assigned work Perform special projects as assigned    



To obtain a position as a GIS/Remote sensing analyst.